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(Tampa Bay Times)   The first live entertainment tours to return since COVID are Disney on Ice and monster trucks   (tampabay.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Monster Jam, Feld Entertainment, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Feld's largest performers, touring apparatus, Jim Digby, Feld Entertainment CEO Kenneth Feld, part of Feld  
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-09-28 6:08:26 PM  
Heh.  I was in a large local car club that a the time met at a restaurant, probably sixty or so people.  The club officers were talking about upcoming events, and when he mentioned some event coming up on a Sunday, everyone in the group spontaneously went, "Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!"

Then everyone looked around nervously at each other, the other patrons in the restaurant looked at us weirdly, and we moved on with the meeting.
 
2020-09-28 6:33:14 PM  
Ya'll have fun.
 
2020-09-28 6:33:42 PM  
Need a mashup!
 
2020-09-28 6:33:52 PM  
I won't tell my son. An arena full of average Monster Jam fans is about the surest way of catching COVID I can think of.
 
2020-09-28 6:37:24 PM  
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2020-09-28 6:38:26 PM  

TWX: Heh.  I was in a large local car club that a the time met at a restaurant, probably sixty or so people.  The club officers were talking about upcoming events, and when he mentioned some event coming up on a Sunday, everyone in the group spontaneously went, "Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!"

Then everyone looked around nervously at each other, the other patrons in the restaurant looked at us weirdly, and we moved on with the meeting.


I do it all the time. My wife is younger and Australian and she just thinks I'm an idiot. I check the mail though, those nursing home brochures are going right in the trash. Squirrel!
 
2020-09-28 6:38:31 PM  
COVID on Ice?
 
2020-09-28 6:38:51 PM  

TWX: Heh.  I was in a large local car club that a the time met at a restaurant, probably sixty or so people.  The club officers were talking about upcoming events, and when he mentioned some event coming up on a Sunday, everyone in the group spontaneously went, "Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!"

Then everyone looked around nervously at each other, the other patrons in the restaurant looked at us weirdly, and we moved on with the meeting.


Pay for the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge!
 
2020-09-28 6:39:11 PM  
We are a nation living at the mercy of morons.
 
2020-09-28 6:43:39 PM  

TWX: Heh.  I was in a large local car club that a the time met at a restaurant, probably sixty or so people.  The club officers were talking about upcoming events, and when he mentioned some event coming up on a Sunday, everyone in the group spontaneously went, "Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!"

Then everyone looked around nervously at each other, the other patrons in the restaurant looked at us weirdly, and we moved on with the meeting.


It's not unusual....

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2020-09-28 6:43:43 PM  
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How can you have a monster truck event without confederate flags?
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2020-09-28 6:46:56 PM  

mybluemake: Need a mashup!


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2020-09-28 6:47:19 PM  
The Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence will be interested to hear that, seeing as one of their main tenants (namely, my Friars) aren't playing there this year. Since they're not gonna have fans anyway they're moving back home to Alumni Hall on campus.

\I'm assuming similar from St. John's, G'town, etc. will come to pass
 
2020-09-28 6:48:59 PM  
I merely scanned the article, but for anyone who read it more thoroughly, are they at least limiting capacity in the arena?  Not that I'd expect people to honor social distancing, but curious if Florida is being Florida or is there at least an illusion of sanity?
 
2020-09-28 6:52:48 PM  

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How can you have a monster truck event without confederate flags?
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I've gone to at least one Monster Jam every year for the past six years.  I haven't seen one.

Of course, Detroit isn't the place where people display the loser linen much.  You have to drive about 20 minutes North to see that.  I did see a Harley rider with a swastika on his shirt back.  I decided it was in my best interest not to run him over with my F-150 while screaming "Jewish Justice mother farker!"
 
2020-09-28 6:54:13 PM  
The nightmare just keeps getting worse and worse.
 
2020-09-28 6:55:11 PM  
Does anyone remember SNL having a cold open after Walt Disney died and it was just video of a coffin being pushed across a rink advertising Walt Disney's World on Ice? Maybe it was another sketch show?
 
2020-09-28 6:57:01 PM  

mybluemake: Need a mashup!


I would totally pay to see monster trucks on ice.
 
2020-09-28 7:02:52 PM  
Terrifying.  Disney on Ice is the only place that I've ever seen a cash, craft service, table.  They even charged for hot water, and microwave use.   I'd hate to trust my health and safety to someone that cheap.
 
2020-09-28 7:04:55 PM  
Not surprised.  These are Feld Entertainment owned enterprises and they are money hungry trash.
 
2020-09-28 7:07:10 PM  

ohdontbeshy: Does anyone remember SNL having a cold open after Walt Disney died and it was just video of a coffin being pushed across a rink advertising Walt Disney's World on Ice? Maybe it was another sketch show?


Walt died in 1966.
 
2020-09-28 7:10:05 PM  
Hillbilly mongs and Scott Hamilton stans.

Dear FSM this country is so farking dumb.
 
2020-09-28 7:14:10 PM  
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2020-09-28 7:25:28 PM  
Looking at the grandstands while watching the Russian F1 race this weekend it's apparent that Russians give no farks about any virus, facemasks, or social distancing.
 
2020-09-28 7:28:26 PM  
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2020-09-28 7:33:43 PM  

rightClick: ohdontbeshy: Does anyone remember SNL having a cold open after Walt Disney died and it was just video of a coffin being pushed across a rink advertising Walt Disney's World on Ice? Maybe it was another sketch show?

Walt died in 1966.


And Walt Disney's World on Ice didn't begin until 1982.  Which sounds like a more likely time for such a sketch.  So I'd guess either SNL or ABC's Fridays, which started up around then.  There might have been a few short-lived summer replacement series as well.
 
2020-09-28 7:35:50 PM  
Dwayne Johnson's career as seen by through the eyes of Trump supporters...
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You're welcome.
 
2020-09-28 7:35:52 PM  
SUNDAY!
SUNDAY!
SUNDAY! AT THE MMMMETRODOME!
MONSTER TRUCKS!
25 MILE PER HOUR FUEL INJECTED FUN!
BIGFOOOOT!
GRRRRAVEDIGGER!
EL TORO LLLLOCO!
15 TRUCKS, 15 BUCKS!
THE MAGIC OF DENNIS GUNDERSON!
LOVERBOY!
SPONSORED BY MAUER CHEVROLET AND RADCO, YOUR TRUCK ACCESSORY STORE!
FIRST 10 KIDS RECEIVE A SNAKE BITE MINIATURE MONSTER TRUCK COURTESY OF MATCHWHEELS!
THIS SUNDAY AT METRODOME!
MONSTER TRUCKS!
YOU'LL PAY FOR THE WHOLE SEAT...

BUT, YOU'LL ONLY USE THE EDGE!
 
2020-09-28 7:45:38 PM  

cyberspacedout: mybluemake: Need a mashup!

I would totally pay to see monster trucks on ice.


I'd pay to see Disney on Monster Trucks.  For about 10 minutes.
 
2020-09-28 7:50:05 PM  

moike: Looking at the grandstands while watching the Russian F1 race this weekend it's apparent that Russians give no farks about any virus, facemasks, or social distancing.


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2020-09-28 7:52:29 PM  

Dahnkster: Dwayne Johnson's career as seen by through the eyes of Trump supporters...
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Wait 'till they find out he endorses Biden/Harris. 
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2020-09-28 7:57:51 PM  
Personally, I'd rather see Progressive On Ice.
 
2020-09-28 7:58:34 PM  
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2020-09-28 8:06:09 PM  
Well  it's truth in advertising at least

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2020-09-28 8:08:04 PM  
Having been one of those "monster trucks are a racist idiot's paradise" people before actually *going* to one of the events... I've actually been very happy and surprised at the amount of inclusion and general friendliness at your average Monster Jam event.  Compared to other motorsports, it's a huge proportion of women and minority drivers, etc.  Everybody backs one another up, regardless of team, and they often seem to be helping each other move around or move up between the various teams and garages.

Dennis Anderson (Grave Digger's creator/driver) is 60 years old, and he only retired three years ago.  He often says that the fans have paid for every bolt on his truck and every shingle on his roof, and if he has to sit around signing extra autographs or talking to extra fans, well.  "They took the time to come out here, I can take the time to say hi."

From a technology standpoint, the fact that you even have 57 year old drivers who did this for multiple decades and retire without being absolutely destroyed physically is a credit to the suspension, seat and overall design and fabrication methods and safety tech.  Yeah, Anderson retired because of an injury, but he also dropped his truck on its top from thirty feet up, and the suspension ended up using him for cushioning.

TL;DR, don't judge a book until you've walked a mile away with it.
 
2020-09-28 8:08:08 PM  
I love heavy metal and I love concerts been going to concerts since at least the late 80s I went to one of these truck shows once back in the early 2000s I'll never go again they are just too loud to be tolerated why anyone wants to do this indoors is beyond me
 
2020-09-28 8:18:34 PM  

FriarReb98: The Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence will be interested to hear that, seeing as one of their main tenants (namely, my Friars) aren't playing there this year. Since they're not gonna have fans anyway they're moving back home to Alumni Hall on campus.

\I'm assuming similar from St. John's, G'town, etc. will come to pass


The Friars?  I love your shows.

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2020-09-28 8:34:21 PM  

The Green Intern: Having been one of those "monster trucks are a racist idiot's paradise" people before actually *going* to one of the events... I've actually been very happy and surprised at the amount of inclusion and general friendliness at your average Monster Jam event.  Compared to other motorsports, it's a huge proportion of women and minority drivers, etc.  Everybody backs one another up, regardless of team, and they often seem to be helping each other move around or move up between the various teams and garages.

Dennis Anderson (Grave Digger's creator/driver) is 60 years old, and he only retired three years ago.  He often says that the fans have paid for every bolt on his truck and every shingle on his roof, and if he has to sit around signing extra autographs or talking to extra fans, well.  "They took the time to come out here, I can take the time to say hi."

From a technology standpoint, the fact that you even have 57 year old drivers who did this for multiple decades and retire without being absolutely destroyed physically is a credit to the suspension, seat and overall design and fabrication methods and safety tech.  Yeah, Anderson retired because of an injury, but he also dropped his truck on its top from thirty feet up, and the suspension ended up using him for cushioning.

TL;DR, don't judge a book until you've walked a mile away with it.


Hey, Everybody, get a load of the guy talking about inclusiveness and not being judgemental!  Let's judge and ostracize him!!!

/But seriously, well said
 
2020-09-28 8:36:24 PM  
If they combined the two together, I'd consider watching PPV.
 
2020-09-28 8:53:47 PM  
When I was a kid growing up in NYC, I'd always see commercials for monster truck shows. I also watched that Bigfoot Saturday morning cartoon. I begged my parents to take me to a live rally, but they never did.

Fast forward 25 years later, I had some friends who experienced the same supposed child deprivations notice a monster truck show being held at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. We excitedly bought tickets for entire seats expecting to only use the edge. It was possibly the most mundane things we'd ever seen.
 
2020-09-28 8:59:52 PM  

TWX: Heh.  I was in a large local car club that a the time met at a restaurant, probably sixty or so people.  The club officers were talking about upcoming events, and when he mentioned some event coming up on a Sunday, everyone in the group spontaneously went, "Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!"

Then everyone looked around nervously at each other, the other patrons in the restaurant looked at us weirdly, and we moved on with the meeting.


Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!
Covid, COVID, COVID!!!
 
2020-09-28 9:54:30 PM  
Honestly, why haven't they done a monster truck rally/Disney in Ice crossover performance? I'd pay Ticketmaster prices for that.
 
2020-09-28 9:55:11 PM  
Hasn't America suffered enough?
 
2020-09-28 10:06:15 PM  

ohdontbeshy: Does anyone remember SNL having a cold open after Walt Disney died and it was just video of a coffin being pushed across a rink advertising Walt Disney's World on Ice? Maybe it was another sketch show?


Disney died in 68' and SNL started 75' so probably not them.
 
2020-09-28 10:06:37 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Honestly, why haven't they done a monster truck rally/Disney in Ice crossover performance? I'd pay Ticketmaster prices for that.


They already did this, so yeah, why not?
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2020-09-28 10:14:57 PM  

Ragin' Asian: It was possibly the most mundane things we'd ever seen.


Nailed it. Pre-funk, go stoned, bring a flask... and it still sucks.
 
2020-09-28 10:15:57 PM  

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2020-09-28 10:19:37 PM  

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2020-09-28 10:21:55 PM  
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